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  • Summary: One night Mia has a premonition. So after saying a few words of parting at her mother's grave, she sets out on a journey across mountains and jungles to search for her father, who has been trapped in a landslide at a disaster-plagued construction site on a remote tropical lake. In the middle of the lake stands the ancient Tree of Life, watched over by innocent, bumbling forest spirits called the Migoo, who grow and change shape as they please, morphing from small childlike beings to petulant giants. It is the Migoo who have been disrupting the construction to protect this sacred site – and now together with Mia - they join in a fight to find Mia's father and save the Tree. (GKids) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Mar 22, 2011
    Lovingly designed, but dramatically inert.
  2. Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    May 12, 2011
    It's lovely, truly, but so heavy-handed and slipshod that it's probably best enjoyed with the sound off -- an option they're not likely to offer at the movie theater.
  3. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Mar 24, 2011
    Trying to parse meaning in "Mia" is secondary to its main point, which is its look, created with 500,000 hand-drawn frames. That's impressive in an age in which most mainstream animation is done with computers.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Mar 24, 2011
    Mia and the Migoo boasts a handsome, folkloric look that is often undermined by a ham-handed script.
  5. Reviewed by: Vadim Rizov
    Apr 26, 2011
    The look is appealing, but the dark third act and heavy themes may alienate family audiences.
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Jun 16, 2011
    Where Mia and the Migoo triumphs is in the art department alone, with rich brown charcoal outlines, majestic pastel washes that give depth to the landscapes, and riotous colors that are more vivid than the story line.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Mar 25, 2011
    Far too childish to intrigue adults yet too slow and dull for kids.

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